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Summary

This 15-day tour offers an immersive experience in Tibet, combining cultural exploration, spiritual pilgrimage, and breathtaking natural landscapes. From the historic sites of Lhasa to the challenging trek around Mount Kailash, this journey provides a comprehensive view of Tibetan life and spirituality.

๐Ÿž๏ธ Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa

  • Welcome to Lhasa! Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a Tibetan guide and taken to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day acclimatizing to the high altitude and exploring the city.

๐Ÿ™๏ธ Lhasa

Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, is a place of profound spiritual significance and breathtaking natural beauty. The city is home to the iconic Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Jokhang Temple, a spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism. The Barkhor Street surrounding the temple is a bustling marketplace where you can immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture.

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Tips

Take it easy on your first day to adjust to the altitude. Drink plenty of water and avoid strenuous activities. Don't miss the opportunity to try traditional Tibetan butter tea and savor the local cuisine, which includes hearty stews and momos (dumplings).

๐Ÿž๏ธ Day 2: Lhasa Monastery Tour

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๐Ÿ•Œ Drepung Monastery

Drepung Monastery, once home to over 10,000 monks, offers deep insights into Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery's Coqen Hall is a treasure trove of Tibetan Buddhist history and philosophy, providing a profound understanding of the monks' way of life.

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Tips

Visit early in the morning to avoid crowds and have a more peaceful experience. This allows for a serene exploration of the monastery's grandeur and a chance to witness the monks' morning rituals.

Travel Information
๐ŸŒย ย ย Website: http://drepunggomang.org/
๐Ÿ“ย ย ย Address: M2FX+8MR, Lhasa, Tibet, China, 850033
๐Ÿ”—ย ย ย Profiles: X (Twitter)

๐Ÿ•Œ Sera Monastery

Sera Monastery, one of the 'great three' Gelug monasteries of Tibet, is renowned for its lively monk debates. The vibrant atmosphere during the debates offers a unique opportunity to witness the monks' intellectual prowess and dedication to their studies.

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Tips

Plan your visit to coincide with the debates, which take place from 15:00 to 17:00, Monday to Saturday. This timing ensures an enriching experience as you observe the monks engage in rigorous intellectual discussions.

Travel Information
๐Ÿ“ย ย ย Address: China, Tibet, Lhasa, ่‰ฒๆ‹‰ไธญ่ทฏ ้‚ฎๆ”ฟ็ผ–็  - 850007

๐Ÿฐ Day 3: UNESCO Sites in Lhasa

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. Explore Barkhor Street and enjoy traditional Tibetan tea.

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๐Ÿฐ Potala Palace

The Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stands as the former residence of the Dalai Lama, offering a captivating insight into Tibetan history and culture. Its gilded burial stupas and the meditation cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet are among its most treasured possessions.

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Tips

Book tickets in advance as the number of daily visitors is limited. The palace offers a panoramic view of Lhasa Old Town, making it a must-visit for history enthusiasts and architectural admirers.

Travel Information
๐Ÿ“žย ย ย Phone: +86 891 683 4362
๐ŸŒย ย ย Website: http://www.potalapalace.cn/home.html
๐Ÿ•’ย ย ย Hours: See hours
๐Ÿ“ย ย ย Address: 35 Beijing Middle Rd, Lhasa, Tibet, China, 850000

๐Ÿฐ Jokhang Temple

The spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism, the Jokhang Temple houses the revered statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. The temple's significance in Tibetan religious practices and its architectural grandeur make it a profound cultural experience for visitors.

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Tips

Join the pilgrims in doing kora around the temple for a unique cultural experience. Witness the devout expressions of faith and immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of this sacred site.

Travel Information
๐Ÿ“žย ย ย Phone: +86 891 633 6858
๐Ÿ“ย ย ย Address: M42M+3GX, Lhasa, Tibet, China, 850000

๐Ÿฐ Barkhor Street

Barkhor Street, a bustling market street surrounding the Jokhang Temple, offers a vibrant tapestry of local life, traditional crafts, and authentic Tibetan goods. It provides an excellent opportunity for shopping and immersing in the local culture.

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Tips

Be mindful of pickpockets in crowded areas. Engage with the locals, observe their daily routines, and savor the authentic flavors of Tibetan cuisine for a truly enriching experience.

๐Ÿž๏ธ Day 4: Journey to Shigatse

Travel from Lhasa to Shigatse, passing through stunning landscapes including Yamdrok Lake and the Korola Glacier.

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๐Ÿž๏ธ Yamdrok Lake

One of Tibet's most beautiful lakes, Yamdrok Lake is a mesmerizing sight, surrounded by snow-capped mountains and offering a serene ambiance that captivates every visitor.

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Tips

Stop at Gampala Pass for a bird's-eye view of the lake, allowing you to fully appreciate the breathtaking beauty of this natural wonder.

๐Ÿ”๏ธ Korola Glacier

The largest glacier in Tibet, the Korola Glacier presents a magnificent spectacle, with its icy expanse stretching as far as the eye can see, creating a truly awe-inspiring panorama.

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Tips

Visit during the day for the best lighting for photographs, as the glacier glistens under the sunlight, showcasing its grandeur in the most picturesque manner.

Day 5: Shigatse to Everest Base Camp

Travel to Everest Base Camp, enjoying panoramic views of the Himalayas along the way.

Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp, located in Tibet, is the starting point for climbers aiming to summit Mount Everest. It offers a surreal and awe-inspiring experience, surrounded by the majestic Himalayan peaks.

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Tips

Weather conditions can affect visibility, so be prepared for changes. The visibility of Everest is subject to weather conditions and cannot be guaranteed.

Travel Information
๐Ÿ“ย ย ย Address: Khumjung 56000, Nepal
๐Ÿ”—ย ย ย Profiles: Instagram

Day 6: Journey to Saga

Continue your journey westward into the Ngari Plateau, passing by Mt. Shishabangma and Pelku Tso Lake.

Pelku Tso Lake

Pelku Tso Lake, a serene and picturesque body of water, is nestled amidst rugged mountains, creating a breathtaking backdrop for your visit.

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Tips

Stop by the Pelku Tso Lake for a moment of tranquility and capture stunning photographs of the pristine natural beauty that surrounds you.

Day 7: Saga to Darchen

Travel through the Saga Valley to Darchen, the starting point for the Mount Kailash trek.

๐Ÿž๏ธ Darchen

Darchen, a small town nestled at the foot of Mount Kailash, serves as the pivotal base for embarking on the awe-inspiring Mount Kailash trek. The town exudes a serene ambiance, offering a tranquil retreat before the commencement of the sacred pilgrimage.

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Tips

Prepare for the trek by arranging porters if needed. As you settle into your accommodation in Darchen, take the time to acclimate to the altitude and soak in the breathtaking vistas that surround this mystical town.

๐Ÿž๏ธ Day 8: Trek to Dirapuk Monastery

Start your 3-day trek around Mount Kailash, beginning with a 13-kilometer hike to Dirapuk Monastery.

๐Ÿ•Œ Dirapuk Monastery

Dirapuk Monastery, nestled against the backdrop of the sacred Mount Kailash, offers breathtaking views of the western slope, providing a serene and spiritual setting for pilgrims and travelers alike.

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Tips

Capture the mesmerizing sunset over Mount Kailash from the vantage point of the monastery, immersing yourself in the tranquil ambiance and spiritual significance of this revered site.

Travel Information
๐Ÿ“ย ย ย Address: 484C+XFR, Burang County, Ngari Prefecture, Tibet, China, 859512

๐Ÿ”๏ธ Day 9: Trek to Zutulpuk Monastery

  • The most challenging day of the trek, crossing Dolma La Pass at 5630 meters and descending to Zutulpuk Monastery.

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๐Ÿž๏ธ Dolma La Pass

Dolma La Pass is the highest point of the Mount Kailash trek, adorned with colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind, creating a mesmerizing sight against the backdrop of the majestic mountains.

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Tips

Be cautious of the icy and rocky paths, even in summer. The high altitude and unpredictable weather conditions demand careful navigation to ensure a safe and awe-inspiring journey.

๐Ÿ•Œ Zutulpuk Monastery

Nestled in a serene valley beneath the towering Mount Kailash, Zutulpuk Monastery exudes an aura of tranquility and spirituality. As you descend from the challenging trek, the monastery offers a peaceful sanctuary, where you may encounter adorable wild animals and find solace amidst the picturesque grasslands.

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Tips

Take a moment to immerse yourself in the peaceful surroundings and appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds the monastery. Keep an eye out for the enchanting wildlife that inhabits this sacred landscape, adding a touch of wonder to your spiritual journey.

Day 10: Complete Kailash Kora

Finish the Mount Kailash trek and visit the holy Lake Manasarovar for meditation and relaxation.

Lake Manasarovar

Lake Manasarovar, nestled near Mount Kailash, is a sacred body of water revered by Hindus and Buddhists for its spiritual significance and serene beauty. The crystal-clear waters and the surrounding snow-capped peaks create a truly awe-inspiring setting for contemplation and inner peace.

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Tips

Consider visiting the hot springs near Lake Manasarovar for a rejuvenating soak. The hot springs offer a perfect opportunity to unwind and revitalize after the physically demanding Kailash trek. Immerse yourself in the therapeutic waters and let the natural surroundings work their magic on your mind and body.

๐Ÿž๏ธ Day 11: Return to Saga

  • Travel back to Saga, enjoying the scenic wonders of the Ngari Plateau and the Himalayas.

๐ŸŒ† Saga

Saga, a transfer hub in western Tibet, is nestled amidst breathtaking natural beauty, offering a serene escape from the bustling city life. The city is surrounded by picturesque landscapes, making it an ideal place to unwind and connect with nature.

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Tips

Stock up on essentials for the journey ahead, and take the time to appreciate the tranquility of this charming town.

Day12: Saga to Gyirong

Explore the snowy mountains and forests on the edge of the Himalayas as you travel to Gyirong Valley.

Gyirong Valley

A hidden gem on the Sino-Nepal border, known for its dense forests and serene villages.

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Tips

Experience the humid and mild oxygen, a contrast to the dry air of the Ngari Plateau.

๐Ÿž๏ธ Day 13: Return to the Highland

  • Return to the highland from the forested edges of the Himalayan region, enjoying breathtaking views along the way.

๐ŸŒ„ Tingri

Tingri, a small town in Shigatse, is a hidden gem offering stunning views of the Himalayas. The town is nestled amidst picturesque landscapes, providing a serene escape for travelers seeking tranquility.

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Tips

Take ample rest in Tingri to rejuvenate before continuing your journey. The peaceful ambiance and majestic mountain vistas make it an ideal place to unwind and recharge for the adventures ahead.

Day14: Tashilhunpo Monastery

Visit the largest monastery in Shigatse, Tashilhunpo Monastery, and return to Lhasa along the Yarlung Tsangpo River.

Tashilhunpo Monastery

The home of the Panchen Lama, housing the world's largest statue of Maitreya Buddha.

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Tips

Explore the grand halls and learn about the spiritual significance of the monastery.

Travel Information
๐Ÿ“žย ย ย Phone: +86 892 882 2933
๐Ÿ“ย ย ย Address: 7 Jijilangka Rd, Sang Zhu Zi Qu, Shigatse, Tibet, China, 857003

๐Ÿž๏ธ Day 15: Departure from Lhasa

Conclude your Tibet tour and depart from Lhasa. Ensure all travel details are confirmed with your guide.

๐Ÿ™๏ธ Lhasa

The final day in the capital city of Tibet, wrapping up an unforgettable journey. Take a moment to soak in the rich cultural heritage and spiritual ambiance that Lhasa has to offer.

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Tips

Verify your departure details in advance to ensure a smooth trip home. Take one last stroll through the bustling Barkhor Street and savor the unique flavors of Tibetan cuisine before bidding farewell to this enchanting city.